Archive for April 2017

Dispute Resolution Procedures

Notes 1 See para 13.59 ff. 2 See Rush & Tomkins Ltd v Greater London Council and Ors [1988] UKHL 7 (Lord Griffiths): ‘the contents of without prejudice correspondence … will not be admissible to establish any admission relating to the [party’s] claim’. 3 See Framlington Group Limited and Axa . . . Read more

Warranty Claims and Correction of Defects

Notes 1 Oscar Chess v Williams [1957] 1 WLR 370. Denning LJ observed that the ordinary meaning of both words is a binding promise. He stated: ‘Everyone knows what a man means when he says “I guarantee it” or “I warrant it” or “I give you my word on it”. . . . Read more

Financial Guarantees

Notes 1 This chapter provides an overview of the key aspects of guarantees in relation to offshore construction contracts. For a detailed discussion of the topic see Geraldine Andrews, Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees. (6th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2012). 2 See Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor BV v Bank of China Limite. . . . Read more

Force Majeure

Notes 1 Some may think that English law would be reluctant to incorporate any principles derived from French law, no matter how sensible, useful or popular these may be. 2 Tandrin Aviation Holdings Ltd v Aero Toy Store LLC [2010] EWHC 40 (Comm), [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 668, at para . . . Read more

Transportation and Installation

Notes 1 For example, ch 6 on changes to the work and ch 7 on defects. 2 Maredelanto Compania Naviera SA v BerbauHandel GmbH (The Mihalis Angelos) [1970] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 43, [1970] 3 All ER 125. 3 As discussed in ch 10 in relation to acceptance and delivery. 4 . . . Read more